U.S. Soldiers Provide Security Around Kandahar Airfield

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SPC Kyle Laparo from Algonac, Michigan, PVT Steven Crandall from... News PhotoAfghanistan,Alameda - California,Bestof,Conflict,Crime,Desert,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Kandahar,Law,Military,Politics,Preparation,Topics,Topix,War,War in Afghanistan: 2001-presentPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesKANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 06: SPC Kyle Laparo (L) from Algonac, Michigan, PVT Steven Crandall (C) from Locust Grove, Virginia and SGT Stephen Scroggs from Alameda, California with 4th Squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment prepare for a live-fire exercise with mortars in the desert on March 6, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for a pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai or his successor refuses to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)